Cow vigilantism a state subject, Centre tells Supreme Court

Cow vigilantism a state subject, Centre tells Supreme Court

"Law and order is a state subject and the central government does not have any role to play in it".

Not satisfied with the Centre's stand that it does not support violence by vigilantes in the name of cow protection, the Supreme Court directed it and the state governments not to protect any kind of vigilantism.

The Supreme Court of India on Friday asked Centre and States to file an affidavit on the issue of cow vigilantism and asked them not to protect any kind of vigilantism.

"Government does not support any kind of vigilantism in this manner", Ranjit Kumar, Solicitor General, appearing for the Centre, told the court.

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The petitioner had alleged that cow vigilante groups have unleashed a reign of terror on minority and Dalit communities, ANI reported, and that the Centre has proven ineffective at reining them in.

Congress-led Karnataka government had earlier defended its law granting protection to "Gau Rakshaks" for prevention of cow slaughter in the state and pleaded the court to dismiss a PIL challenging constitutional validity of the law. "Violence can never be a partisan issue, and oppression in the name of cow will not be tolerated", Jaitley had said in Parliament, where the Monsoon Session is on. Last month, a mob stabbed to death a 16-year-old Muslim man, Junaid Khan, on a train to Mathura city from New Delhi, accusing him of carrying bags of beef.

Replying to the notice, Jharkhand and Gujarat told the Supreme Court that administration has taken action against all those involved in such vigilante attacks in the recent past.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, from the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party, has called for tough action against such groups, adding that violence incidents should not be given communal color.

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